This table shows some hints about where all the Kennamers ended up. I compiled it by searching the Yahoo white pages for each of the variant spellings shown, eliminating duplicate entries. This is certainly not a complete census of family members, but it does suggest that the most common spelling of the name is probably Kennemer and that about half the family lives in either Alabama or Texas, with Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma and California also hosting significant numbers.

 

 

Spelling

 

Kennamer

Kennemer

Kennemore

Kenimer

Kennamore

Kenamore

Kennemur

Genheimer

Total

Alabama

156

80

13

8

25

1

29

 

312

Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Arizona

1

4

 

1

 

 

 

 

6

Arkansas

6

13

14

1

1

 

1

 

36

California

14

28

15

 

1

 

5

1

64

Colorado

4

3

 

1

 

 

 

 

8

Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Delaware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

District of Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Florida

10

14

3

6

3

 

2

2

40

Georgia

8

7

29

34

1

 

8

 

87

Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Idaho

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

Illinois

3

2

2

2

 

1

 

 

10

Indiana

 

1

2

 

1

 

2

 

6

Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Kansas

1

6

1

 

2

 

 

 

10

Kentucky

2

1

9

1

 

 

 

1

14

Louisiana

 

8

 

1

1

 

 

 

10

Maine

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

3

Maryland

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Massachusetts

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

Michigan

7

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

9

Minnesota

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

2

Mississippi

 

4

1

 

7

 

1

 

13

Missouri

3

21

5

2

1

 

1

 

33

Montana

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Nevada

2

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

5

New Hampshire

2

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

New Mexico

 

9

1

 

 

 

4

 

14

New York

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

North Carolina

2

 

4

1

 

 

5

 

12

North Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Ohio

2

 

1

5

2

 

 

13

23

Oklahoma

3

54

1

1

 

 

1

2

62

Oregon

1

5

1

 

 

 

 

 

7

Pennsylvania

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

3

Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

South Carolina

9

5

32

3

 

 

7

 

56

South Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Tennessee

21

19

23

2

16

1

 

 

82

Texas

27

243

22

15

4

 

30

 

341

Utah

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Virginia

6

3

3

2

1

 

2

2

19

Washington

3

3

1

3

 

 

 

 

10

West Virginia

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Wisconsin

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

  Total

299

538

191

94

66

5

99

23

1315

 

 

The frequency of occurrence of the various spellings is also backed up by the US Census. It shows the following rankings:

 

Spelling

 

Kennamer

Kennemer

Kennemore

Kenimer

Kennamore

Kenamore

Kennemur

Genheimer

Total

Ranking

16876

14863

31730

46829

28815

n/a

51076

 n/a

312

This means that of all the names in the 1990 census, Kennamer was the 16876th most common. The lower the number, the more people with that spelling. The Census data also support the conclusion that the most common spelling of the family name is Kennemer.

 

 

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